Jordan-Syria Nassib crossing closes again

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Saturday, the Jordanian Ministry of Interior announced that the Jordanian Jaber crossing with Syria is temporarily closed, days after it was completely open.

“As a result of the security developments in Syria, the Jaber [Nasib] border crossing will be closed temporarily to goods and passengers movement,” said an official in the Jordanian Ministry of Interior, in a statement on Saturday.

“The crossing will reopen in the event that appropriate conditions are available,” he added.

On Thursday, Daraa governorate witnessed violent clashes between Syrian government forces and local factions leaving 28 casualties, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

On Friday, the Central Committee in Daraa, which is assigned to negotiate in their meeting with the Syrian government security committee with the attendance of representatives of the Russian-backed Fifth Corps, reached a ceasefire agreement.

Late in July, the Jordanian Minister of Interior Mazen al-Faraya announced that after field arrangements with Syria, the Jordanian Jaber crossing with Syria is completely open on Sunday morning.

It was scheduled to  smooth restrictions and the new measures included the cancelation of the mutual transportation “Back-to-Back” system for goods and passengers and allowing  buses to pass into and return from Syria.